The United Nations Team in Georgia will provide technical assistance to the Georgian Parliamentary Committee of Sports and Youth Issues in the process of renewing the concept of the National Youth Policy.

13 May 2019

The Georgian National Youth Policy, adopted in 2014 as a result of the participatory process, reaffirms high importance of the Georgian youth in terms of long-term democratic and socio-economic development of the country. The policy aims at encouraging establishment of relevant environment for a comprehensive youth development which will enable the youth to fully realize their potential and be actively involved in all the areas of the public life.

However, considering the new opportunities and challenges faced by today's generation and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, it’s necessary to review and update the policy, as well as define relevant tasks and actions.

With the initiative of the Sports and Youth Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia and with technical support of the United Nations Coordination Group on Youth Issues, the following actions have been planned: a) Analyzing and evaluating the implementation results of “Georgian National Policy development action plan 2014-2020” B) Preparing specific recommendations for strengthening coordination between the parties involved in youth development; C) Developing concept of the National Youth Policy of Georgia, which will be submitted to the Parliament for approval.

The Prime Minister's Advisor in Youth Issues, relevant governmental bodies, youth, youth NGOs and international organizations and field experts will be actively involved in the process of solving the above mentioned tasks.

The United Nations Coordination Group on youth issues was established in 2019 with the initiative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and with participation of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Labor Organization (ILO).

The goal of the Coordination Group is to promote the implementation of United Nations Global Strategy - Youth 2030 – and support the coordinated work of UN Georgia team with Georgian youth sector.